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Schneier: Next president may face IoT cyberattack that causes people to die

With IoT and cyber-physical systems becoming the new normal, respected security guru Bruce Schneier suggested the next president may face 'a large-scale internet disaster that kills multiple people.'

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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StackPath launches to build singular system for secure internet

Always interesting to see where a well-respected tech executive lands. Softlayer's Lance Crosby has ended up at StackPath.

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Ransomware protection -- what you may be missing

Given the success of ransomware, we need to look deeper for solutions beyond those mentioned most frequently. Here are are few of these solutions.

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Tricks that ransomware uses to fool you

Cyphort has examined different variants of ransomware to help users get an idea of what might be coming down the Internet pipeline. So keep an eye out for these characteristics before your network is taken hostage.

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A hackable election? 5 things to know about e-voting

As the U.S. heads toward a contentious national election in November, 15 states are are still clinging to outdated electronic voting machines that don't support paper printouts used to audit their internal vote counts.

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Free decryption tools released for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

Security researchers released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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2016 technology industry graveyard

Dell, Google and Microsoft are among those that have killed off products or services in 2016.

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Snowden develops an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has come up with a concept iPhone case that can help prevent the government from finding your location.

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Dell patches critical flaws in SonicWALL Global Management System

Dell has patched several critical flaws in its central management system for SonicWALL enterprise security appliances, such as firewalls and VPN gateways.

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Flaws in Oracle file-processing SDKs affect major third-party products

Seventeen high-risk vulnerabilities out of the 276 flaws fixed by Oracle on Tuesday also affect products from third-party software vendors, including Microsoft.

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Petition urges Apple not to release technology for jamming phone cameras

More than 11,000 people have signed a petition asking Apple not to deploy technology that would allow third parties like the police to use it to disable cameras on user phones under certain circumstances.

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With hackers targeting Rio Olympics, watch out for these cyberthreats

The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will attract more than just athletes and tourists this year -- hackers from across the world will also be on the prowl, trying to exploit the international event.

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Hackers target 130 restaurants in Cicis pizza chain

More than 130 restaurants in the Cicis pizza chain were the recent target of hackers, and customers' credit card data may have been stolen.

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Windows 10 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns

Windows 10 breaches French law by collecting too much personal information from users and failing to secure it adequately, according to the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL).

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Your router won’t protect you when smartphones attack smart homes

Your home router, or firewall, won't protect you when smartphones attack smart homes.

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Oracle issues largest patch bundle ever, fixing 276 security flaws

Oracle has released a new batch of security updates for over 80 products from its software portfolio to fix 276 vulnerabilities.

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Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

Federal authorities have shut down several alleged tech support scammers working out of Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Canada, freezing their assets and seizing control of their businesses.

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